Hymn Text: Wanderers Below

Date: January 30th, 2017
Title: Wanderers Below
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D
Topic: heaven, mortality, progression

Our home is a heavenly place.
Although we wander below
This world is but a holding space
Where we for a while can grow.

Though some might forget where we seek
It’s no less the place we’re from.
And even in our moments bleak.
Our Father beckons us come.

We cannot see our home for now
But by faith we know it’s there.
And while this life’s long row we plow
We reach it through earnest prayer.

As strangers far from loving smiles
A reunion we now crave.
Though sep’rate through the hours and miles.
Our love’s bonds we can now save.

Each neighbor we see day to day
Is wandering just the same.
And struggling to find the way
That reveals from whence they came.

It should not be a lonely road
But one that is marked and shared,
With cheerful ones to share the load
Who have for their return prepared.

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Hymn Text: Be Still and Know

Date: January 29th, 2017
Title: Be Still and Know
Meter: 6 6 6 6
Topic: trust, faith

Be still and know God reigns.
Shake off the world’s chains.
Heed not the clamoring cry.
Be still and testify.

Be still and know God leads.
He knows our wants and needs.
Trust not the world’s gloom.
Let optimism bloom.

Be still and know God speaks,
Is found by one who seeks.
He answers every plea,
And makes each captive free.

Be still and know God takes
Our side, does not forsake,
HIs children in their need.
He will His children feed.

Be still and know God keeps
Our souls and never sleeps.
He will not let us fall.
He made and loves us all.

Hymn Text: Success at Home

Date: January 28th, 2017
Title: Success at Home
Meter: 10 8 10 8 D
Topic: home life, families, children

Success at home means success in God’s sight,
Above ev’ry worldly acclaim.
But failure at home means failure despite
Whatever else you should obtain.

Raising God’s children is a holy task,
And teaching them the gospel true.
For whether they grow in God’s light to bask
Depends a great deal upon you.

Success at home means bringing God’s Spirit
To linger wherever we live.
To help all recognize when they hear it.
To be kind and quick to forgive.

Raising God’s children will challenge us all
As they grow in a world of sin.
But though at times we feel feeble and small
With God, it’s a fight we can win.

Success at home means we’re building with love
Foundations of faith and of hope.
That our homes below may mirror above,
And we with Earth’s trials can cope.

Raising God’s children brings heaven’s reward
And affects eternity’s flow.
By raising our children to love the Lord,
We help them forever to grow.

Hymn Text: A Treasure Above All Others

Date: January 18th, 2017
Title: A Treasure Above All Others
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
Topic: eternal life, Jesus Christ, treasures in heaven

There is a goal above all others
And there’s a gift of greatest worth,
The aim of each sister and brother
Above every treasure on earth:

The Kingdom of God to find,
Life eternal for all mankind.

There is one way to this treasure
One path that led to this place,
Where joy abounds beyond measure
And all can behold our God’s face.

The strait and narrow path of truth,
The simple faith of tender youth.

There is one Son who brings us home,
The one who is mighty to save.
He shows His hand to those who roam
And all those who His healing crave.

The spotless and resplendent Lamb,
The one eternal great I AM.

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Hymn Text: Though I Am One of Many

Date: January 26th, 2017
Title: Though I Am One of Many
Meter: 8 8 8 8 D
Topic: eternal progression, the worth of souls, perspective

Though I am but one of many
A grain on a vast, sandy shore.
One of the stars among plenty,
I know I am something much more.

A child of God with potential
To grow and become more as He,
I have the power essential
To increase my divinity.

Though I am one of the billions
Of spirits our Father gave breath
Though his works are millions of millions
He bears me through life and death.

He knows my every affliction.
Understands the turn of my mind.
Blesses my heart with conviction
And softens my heart to be kind.

Though I am but as a young child
In progression toward my goal
To be with my God reconciled
To have body, spirit made whole.

He never ignores when I plead
Though my words sound simple and plain.
My ev’ry prayer He does give heed
And pours down His blessings like rain.

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Hymn Text: Through a Glass Darkly

Date: January 25th, 2017
Title: Through a Glass Darkly
Meter: 9 8 9 8 D
Topic: perspective, faith, trust

We see only through a glass darkly
As we mortals wander below.
These glimpses, they contrast so starkly
To the view that God can bestow.

Often times we’re cut back in our rise
And mourn and that we no more can grow.
But we must not this pruning despise.
It’s up to the gardener to know.

We read only part of the chapter,
Not knowing all that came before.
For we live with time as our captor
Not knowing there is so much more.

Than our brief span of years allotted,
Or the works we accomplish here.
For someday, we’ll see God unspotted
Then the shackles of time disappear.

We know a few notes of the chorus
But never creation’s full song.
So little is laid here before us,
But yet we try to sing along.

The music composed by the Master
Is woven through each living heart.
Directing all things as their pastor
He allows us to play a part.

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Hymn Text: Their Mothers Knew It

Date: January 24th, 2017
Title: Their Mothers Knew It
Meter: 10 8 10 8 D
Topic: stripling warriors, motherhood, courage, faith

The song of Helaman stood in defense
Of their families, faith, and land.
And though their involvement made little sense
These stripling sons did understand,

That God would preserve them all through the fight,
Striving with God and their brothers,
Preserving them through the enemy’s spite,
Blessed with faith’s shield from their mothers.

The sons of Helaman knew from their youth
Their mothers could face any foe.
These noble women nourished them with truth
Encouraged their faith’s seeds to grow.

They fought so others would not have to fight
And to preserve their liberty
They battled, filled with true and holy light
To defend sacred agency.

The sons of Helaman all did prevail
Because they acted on belief.
They didn’t know what the fight would entail
And it might have ended in grief.

Though all of them felt the sting of great pain,
They stood when the battle was through.
They drew the strength of truths pure and plain
With no doubt what their mothers knew.

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